Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Vol. 2: Projects

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Vol. 2: Projects

by Tony Candela

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Overview

In this revised edition, brilliant color photos and explanatory step-by-step captions detail the installation of the most popular, functional, and beneficial upgrades for enthusiasts of varying skill levels. This volume is essential for anyone looking to upgrade his or her classic vehicle to modern standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613252666
Publisher: CarTech Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 67 MB
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About the Author

Tony Candela: Tony Candela has been in the automotive aftermarket electronics industry for 20+ years. During his career, he has worked for Clifford Electronics and Rockford Fosgate. He has written and given hundreds of seminars on the topics of installation, application, wiring, and basic automotive electronics.

Table of Contents

About the Author 4
Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5

Chapter 1: Adding a Basic Circuit to Any Hot Rod 8
Safety First 8
Project 1: Installing Interior Lighting 9
Additional Functionality 14
Project 2: Adding Turn Signal and High-Beam Indicators 14

Chapter 2: Performance Lighting 22
Project 3: Servicing the Existing Headlight System 22
Part 1: Low Beams 23
Part 2: High Beams 29
Make the Appropriate Repairs 30
Project 4: Upgrading the Stock Headlights to Higher-Powered Units 31
Summary 35

Chapter 3: Performance Gauges 36
Gauge Types 37
Project 5: Installing a Complete Set of Fully Electronic Gauges 37


Chapter 4: Electric Fans 55
Project 6: Evaluating the Performance of Electric Cooling Fans 57
Project 7: Optimizing the Performance of Electric Cooling Fans 58
Summary 66

Chapter 5: High-Performance Charging Systems 67
Project 8: Determining Alternator Output 67
Project 9: Upgrading the Alternator 69
Project 10: Relocating the Battery to the Trunk 75
Summary 84

Chapter 6: Aftermarket Wiring Harness 86
Project 11: Installing a Traditional Aftermarket Wiring Harness 86
Part 1: Begin the Project 92
Part 2: Time to Adapt 108
Part 3: Wire the Turn Signal Switch 118
Part 4: Wire the Ignition Switch 119
Part 5: Wire the Engine Compartment 128
Part 6: Wire the Interior Lights 136
Part 7: Wire the Windows 138
Part 8: Complete Wiring to Center Console 139
Part 9: Last-Minute Details 142
Part 10: Test Everything 143

Source Guide 144

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